• PEOPLE NAME: ORAON OF INDIA

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PEID: 41304

ROP: 107674

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Other Tribal

Language: Kurukh - (kru)

Alternate Name(s): Dhangad

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: India

Also found in: Bangladesh; Bhutan; Nepal

Population: 5,520,000

Global Population: 5,599,200


PEID: 41304

ROP: 107674

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 5% or Greater but Less than 10% Evangelical


Overview: The Oraon of India, numbering 5,520,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Other Tribal people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 5,599,200 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Kurukh. The primary religion practiced by the Oraon is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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